Upon entering the premises, we noticed the glass front and doors were filthy, smudged, dirt streaked and cloudy. Clearly they had not been cleaned in ages. The lobby was cavernous, dark, dated, and shabby. There was a large "reflecting pool" up against the wall with some branches sticking out of it, and some dated "art work" behind it... it was reminicent of a swamp. There were a lot of pennies and other coins in it, and i considered thowing a cent in (my wish would have been to stay anywhere else but there). the corridors were dated and the carpet shabby. All of the windows in the hallway as well as in the room were in the same condition as the front entry. Upon entering the room, i was shocked to see a mini-refrigerator that was rusty and easily 20 years old. Upon opening it, I expected to find some sort of critter inside, but only found an ice-encased interior. The duvet was wrinkled and thrown on the bed haphazardly. I used a special flash light to check for bed bugs and to my relief, did not find any. There was a large overstuffed, stained easy chair that was also dented and threadbare in spots. Two large identical tables were in the room... identical in that they were chipped, scratched, and patches of the veneer were peeling off. The head board was made of some sort of foam that seemed very conducive to being home to all sorts of nits and other parasites. I went to a unattended housekeeping cart and took 4 sheets off of it and totally covered the bed, including the headboard. The bathroom was tiled in a 70's shade of goldenrod and white. The only place i sat was on a leather desk chair that was also ripped and torn. I decided to immediately leave the room and proceeded down to the lounge. For such a large hotel... it seemed empty of any other guests. However, this could not have been the case, as used room service trays (with mostly uneaten food) were left in the hallway (where they remained for the duration of my 18 hour stay). The lounge was also large and cavernous, dark... and empty. Lots of tables with dated, gold and red banquet chairs. On my way to the lounge, I decided to look at the indoor swimming pool atrium. It smelled strongly of chlorine (maybe not a bad thing) and a few (3) kids were splashing around in the pool or playing what i believed to be mini-golf. There was a Gazebo type bar and when i inquired about it, i was informed it hasnt been used in years. The location also left a lot to be desired... directly on a busy four-lane highway, shopping mall nearby and a strip mall and some restaurants of varying quality nearby. All in all, i was never happier leaving a hotel and vow never to return there... ever.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique and convenient location to suit all travelers, this hotel offers easy access to all Western New York attractions and commercial centers. It is located directly off the I-90 and just 3 miles from the Buffalo International Airport. Downtown Buffalo is a short 15-minute drive and the grandeur of Niagara Falls is only 25 minutes away. The area’s finest shopping is a short walk away at the Walden Galleria, with over 200 stores, shops, theaters and restaurants! An ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike, the hotel features 300 beautiful guestrooms, all with high speed internet; the elegant Waldens Restaurant; the spirited Twigs Lounge; an all-season pool and fitness center; a state of the art business center; and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. Free parking and complimentary Airport shuttles round up the services enjoyed by guests for over 30 years! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Millennium Airport Cheektowaga
- Millennium Buffalo